1. Fall-Blooming Camellia
Name: Camellia sasanqua
Size: 4 to 10 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Morning sun to full shade; moist, organic, well-drained soil
Native range: Japan
Fall-blooming camellias are a spectacular way to add more color to the autumn shade garden. Blooms appear from early fall to early winter set amid lustrous, dark evergreen leaves that highlight the white, pink, or red flowers. With smaller leaves and overall size than spring-blooming camellias (Camellia japonica, Zones 7–9), and with several dwarf varieties available, these abundant bloomers are better adapted for use in smaller gardens and foundation plantings.
2. Japanese Plum Yew
Name: Cephalotaxus harringtonia cvs.
Size: 2 to 10 feet tall and wide; may slowly reach 20 to 30 feet
Conditions: Partial to full shade; medium to low moisture; well-drained soil
Native range: Japan, China, Korea
This lovely evergreen tolerates deep shade, hot weather, and deer. Its short, dark green needles are arranged in a V-pattern…
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